Former Floyd County Supervisors David Ingram (right) and Bill Gardner (left)

So we start a new year.

What will 2012 bring?

Will we get a new President or four additional years of more of the same?

Will the face — or political leadership — of Congress change?

Will be economy really rebound?

Will Floyd County High School’s boys and girls basketball teams carry their winning ways to the state finals in Richmond?  The Lady Buffs are 10-1, the boys 9-1.

Who will become the new chairman of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors?  The board reorganizes on Jan. 10.

Will the Supervisors take all the hot air out of the wind turbine debate with an outright ban on ridge line development?

Which public hearing will draw the biggest — and loudest — crowd?  The ridge line ban hearing on Jan. 31?  Or the still-to-be-scheduled hearing on the updated comprehensive plan not yet scheduled?

Will Floyd County’s Darian Grubb get revenge on Tony Stewart by taking Denny Hamlin to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship?

What businesses will fail in Floyd County during the year?  What new ones will start with much hope and anticipation?  Who will thrive?  Who will barely survive?

Can anything be done to stem the epidemic growth of crystal meth in the county?

Will it snow? If so, how much?

Will temperatures drop below zero for the first time since the winter of 2005-06?  Yes, its been that long since the thermometer dipped below the zero mark.

How many miles will I ride on my Harley this year?

So many questions, so few answers.

Stay tuned. It’s going to be an interesting year.

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